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Theodore Albert Edward Holdengarde

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Theodore Albert Edward Holdengarde (1878-1947)

1947 Obituary [1]

Theodore Albert Edward Holdengarde, O.B.E., F.R.S.A., F.R.E.S., died at Bulawayo on 4 August 1947.

He was born in 1878 in the Albany district of the Union of South Africa, and was educated at Cathedral Grammar School, Grahamstown, and University College, Durham University.

He went to Rhodesia in 1910 and founded the business of Hogarths Metal Works, Limited, of which concern he was the Managing Director until the re-organization of the Company in 1946 as Hogarths, Limited, when he became Chairman of Directors.

From 1937 to 1940 he was Mayor of Bulawayo, and among his many activities he was President of the Bulawayo Agricultural Society, Chairman of the People's Mutual Benefit Building Society, Chairman of the Society of Jews and Gentiles, and Member of the Bulawayo and District Publicity Association, Chamber of Industries, Milton School Council, &c.

He was a joint member of the Institute of Metals and the Iron and Steel Institute. He was greatly interested in archaeology, architecture, and arboriculture, and The Castle, Hillside, his hobby and residence, is a permanent memorial to his energy and activity.

He leaves a widow, two sons, and a daughter. GILBERT A. DEAN.

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